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Rigging Supplies: New Model Speeds Delivery and Selection

Frequently, purchasing rigging equipment is left to the last minute, either because it is an afterthought or because it is unclear what specifications the rigging requires for the job. To help make construction professionals more competitive, proactive rigging suppliers are offering a more responsive purchasing model. 

A Professional Contractor’s Guide to Rotary Tools

The latest generation of rotary tools has the speed, power and features to go from the workshop to the jobsite. Rotary tools accept dozens of different accessories for working virtually any building material, including wood, drywall, metal, plastic, tile, glass and stone, to name a few. These compact tools are ideal for use in extremely tight spaces and cramped quarters. 

Technology, Insurance and Personnel Drive Safe Auto Programs

In the following Q&A Travelers offers insight on recruiting qualified commercial drivers and integrating them into a company’s safety culture, as well as the impact of telematics on construction fleets and the insurance products needed to limit financial liability.

Forecasting IT Trends in Construction

With the promise of IoT, mobile, cloud and other emerging technologies, contracting companies cannot slow their pursuit of technology. In fact, construction companies are going to be faced with more options, greater demand, increased complexity and higher costs. 

Intelligent Machines

Construction equipment manufacturers are at the ready with a fleet of technology-rich machines that will revolutionize how contractors work. 

Four Factors Influencing the Equipment Rental Market

In the near term, several factors are influencing contractors’ and equipment distributors’ levels of confidence for the year ahead: federal highway funding, bonus depreciation, rising interest rates and Tier IV equipment.

2016 Economic Outlook

If the economic recovery were likened to a college basketball game, the nation would be in the early to mid-stages of the second half. Mid-June marked the tipoff of the seventh year of economic recovery. 

Five Ways to Leverage Mobile Tech for a Competitive Advantage

Smartphones have been so disruptive because of the communication and time management problems they solve. They are ubiquitous and powerful enough to run advanced applications that reduce human error. Most importantly, they’re now so fast that data-hungry applications are no longer a pipe dream. Smartphones have been so disruptive because of the communication and time management problems they solve.

The Benefits of Rental Equipment Protection

Participating in a rental equipment protection or loss damage waiver program through a licensed insurance carrier is the best way to protect rental equipment. Insuring equipment with a licensed carrier can simplify rentals and ensures compliance with necessary legal exposure.

Four Keys to Properly Pricing Equipment

Equipment accounts for a large percentage of the costs on most construction projects. Contractors that do not properly track their equipment costs may lose the chance to recoup the substantial money they have spent to rent or own their machines.

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